11/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:44 am · November 9th, 2009

• Colin Firth and Robert Zemeckis on making a surreal, stylized “A Christmas Carol.” [The Guardian] • A.O. Scott on darker thematic rhythms in recent children’s films. [New York Times] • Roger Ebert revisits “Hoop Dreams,” considers it “the great American documentary.” [Chicago Sun-Times]

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The docs you aren’t considering

Posted by · 7:56 pm · November 23rd, 2008

Whenever an awards shortlist is announced, people will inevitably spend as much time, if not more, pondering its omissions as they will its inclusions. And so it has been this week, in the wake of the Academy’s announcement of the 15 titles shortlisted for Best Feature Documentary. Some are curiously kvetching that Bill Maher’s sporadically […]

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